Questions To Ask Universal Atonement Advocates


If Christ died for the sins of everyone without exception, then what is it that makes the difference between salvation and damnation?

Since Christ did the same thing for those in heaven as he did in hell, what makes the difference between a person's going to heaven and a person's going to hell?

Scripture first (the ones that universal atonement advocates try to use to justify their position), then questions:

"On the morrow, John sees Jesus coming toward him and said, Behold! The Lamb of God, taking away the sin of the world!" (Joh 1:29)

Do you believe that Christ was taking away the sin of everyone without exception?

What does "taking away the sin" mean?

"For the love of Christ constrains us, having judged this, that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that the living ones may live no more to themselves, but to the One having died for them and having been raised." (2Co 5:14-15)

Do you believe that Christ died for everyone without exception?

What does "died for" mean?

"as, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not charging their trespasses to them, and having put the Word of reconciliation in us." (2Co 5:19)

Do you believe that God in Christ was reconciling everyone without exception unto Himself?

What does "reconciling" mean?

Do you believe that God in Christ was not charging the trespasses of everyone without exeption to them?

What does "not charging their trespasses to them" mean?

"the One having given Himself a ransom on behalf of all, the testimony to be given in its own time." (1Ti 2:6)

Do you believe that Christ gave Himself a ransom on behalf of everyone without exception?

What does "ransom" mean?

"for to this we also labor and are reproached, because we hope on the living God, who is Savior of all men, especially of believers." (1Ti 4:10)

Do you believe that Christ is the Savior of everyone without exception?

What does "Savior" mean?

"but we do see Jesus crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death was made a little less than the angels, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for all." (Heb 2:9)

Do you believe that Christ tasted death for everyone without exception?

What does "taste death for" mean?

"But false prophets were also among the people, as also false teachers will be among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, and denying the Master who has bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves." (2Pe 2:1)

Do you believe that Christ bought everyone without exception?

What does "bought" mean?

"And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for all the world." (1Jo 2:2)

Do you believe that Christ is the propitiation for the sins of everyone without exception?

What does "propitiation" mean?


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